Aces of the Southwest Pacific

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Squadron/Signal Publications , Warren, Mich
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 5th -- Biography., World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American., Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography., World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific O

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Statementby Gene B. Stafford ; illustrated by Don Greer.
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LC ClassificationsD790 .S77
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Pagination64 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4583151M
LC Control Number77156235

Aces of Southwest Pacific Paperback – January 1, by Gene B. Stafford (Author), Don Greer (Illustrator) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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Condition is near very good see details above. Interior is clean and secure. I will be listing several other Squadron books and I will combine shipping for multiple :// New book, "ACES OF THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC".

By Gene Stafford. This is the original first edition first printing. The soft covers would be near perfect except there is a price sticker on the upper right hand corner of the front  › eBay › Books › Nonfiction. This softcover book is in very good condition overall.

The cover of the book has some minor markings in places, but is without major issue. Inside, the pages of the book are clean and in very good ://   Aces Of The Southwest Pacific by Gene B Stafford Signed by 10 aces including Tom Lanphier Jr and Robert L.

Scott!. $ Softback edition - 64 pages - " by 11" Bio's of the Aces as well as their color profiles of their planes Pictures and Bios Aces of the Southwest Pacific (Squadron/Signal Publications ) This book is concerned with a relatively small number of these men, the ones who by downing at least five enemy planes in the air qualified for the title "ace".

It is, however, a tribute to the thousands of other men who served with the Air Force in the ://   Book Reviews Main Menu: Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 26 Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces of the Pacific and CBI.

For aficionados of the P Thunderbolt and P Mustang in the Pacific, this book documents the history, personalities and aerial engagements of Thunderbolts and :// Race of Aces is an educational, powerful, and intense read, with a behind the scenes look at the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II.

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In the early years of the War, air forces from the United States, Australia, and Japan engaged in an unrelenting struggle for superiority in the skies over New Guinea and the Solomon ://   Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky by John R.

Bruning has an overall rating of Positive based on 5 book ://s/reviews/race-of-aces-wwiis-elite-airmen-and-the-epic-battle. Bruning's book is a wonderful tribute to these five heroes (and several others) and belongs in the library of anyone interested in the 5th Air Force, American aces and/or the war in the Southwest Pacific  › Books › Biographies & Memoirs › Leaders & Notable People.

This booklet has been republished (ISBN ) and also appears to have been used as a source for both Tony Holmes’ Twelve to One’ V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacific 1 and in the book Fighter Combat Tactics in the Southwest Pacific Area by Ray Merriam Tony Holmes’ Twelve to One’ V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacific, Aircraft of the Aces (Book 61), Osprey Publishing   Though the book focuses mainly on Bong and McGuire, there are snippets of many other aces who were also in the "race" at different times.

There is not a lot wrong with this book, and the author This is a very interesting story about the two top scoring aces of the USAAF who both flew and fought in the Southwest Pacific campaign in World War :// The result of over 30 years of research using a variety of primary and secondary sources including combat reports, unit and individual diaries and extensive interviews with survivors.

The book is set in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of Operations (SWPA) following the fortunes of the pilots of the Fifth Air Force based initially in New   Pacific Wrecks reviews books, magazines and videos related to World War II in the Pacific and the Korean War.

Read our reviews of the best history, memoirs, units, wrecks and specialty publications and interviews with ://   This book was a labor of love for him. He traveled all over the country aquiring the 81 aces signatures in this book.

Many of the top aces signed this book such as Ken Walsh (21 vics), John Thornell (17 vics), James Swett (15 vics) etc.

$ Description - P Lightning Aces by John Stanaway The first Ps became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in Apriland the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of The first Ps became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in Apriland the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P were in action even sooner when F-4 (PE) models were rushed to frontline units a few months after Pearl Harbor.

Often using modified field /period-books/aviation/plightning-aces Get this from a library. 49th Fighter Group: aces of the Pacific.

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[William N Hess; Chris Davey] -- "The Fifth Air Force's 49th FG was the 'pioneer' USAAF fighter group in the Southwest Pacific, being sent to Australia in early in the hope that it could help stem the tide of Japanese conquest   The first Ps became operational with the 1st Fighter Group in Apriland the initial combat deployments were made in Alaska, the Southwest Pacific and North Africa during the latter part of Photographic reconnaissance versions of the P were in action even sooner when F-4   PTO/CBI Pilots of WWII Top American aces of the Pacific & CBI.

By Stephen Sherman, June, Updated Decem T he fighter pilots of the Fifth Air Force, under General Kenney, flew and fought their way up the islands of the Southwest Pacific - New Guinea and the Philippines. In the early days, many flew Ps or Ps, and took a real beating from the Japanese John Stanaway Available Now.

The epic story of one of the highest scoring fighter units in the southwest Pacific. Aces included McGuire, Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 0 | ?main_page. I can add is #, Wild Weasel, The SAM Suppression Story, by Larry Davis, $ printed on the cover. You don't need any of the ones past # right.

Bruning's book is a wonderful tribute to these five heroes (and several others) and belongs in the library of anyone interested in the 5th Air Force, American aces and/or the war in the Southwest Pacific Aces of the Southwest Pacific by Gene B.

Stafford starting at $ Aces of the Southwest Pacific has 0 available edition to buy at Half Price Books   ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Southwest Pacific, 13 April (UP) — Capt.

Richard I. Bong, year-old Poplar, Wis., farm boy who shot down his 26th and Z7th planes in aerial combat yesterday, was proclaimed America's "Ace of Aces" today in a communiqué from Gen. Bruning's suspenseful storytelling utilizes personal interviews with U.S.

Army Air Forces (USAAF) veterans, oral histories, archives, military history agencies, and letters/diaries written by the aces themselves to flesh out life in the Southwest Pacific and the fever pitch to both survive in theatre and become the best of the ://   The career of the P Thunderbolt in the Pacific is a good example of how important it was for the pilot to adjust their tactics to their aircraft.

If a Thunderbolt pilot allowed himself to be dragged into a low level dogfight then they were in serious trouble. For pilots used to more manoeuvrable aircraft this was a major adjustment to Apart from Robert Taylor’s undoubted ability, the current collectability of Lightning Strike has much to do with the four, very famous P Aces who signed the print edition.

There was Lt. General Jay Robbins who flew with the Fifth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific, rose to command the 8th Fighter Group and finished the war as a quadruple P   Source: Merle Olmsted, th FG Association Historian.

Note: Major Donald C. McGee was flying a tour with the th at the end of the war, and is an ace with six victories. However, we did not include him since he scored five of his victories in the 8 th FG, Southwest Pacific. In this listing of th Aces, we have included only those who meet the criteria with five air.

Nevertheless, I do not recommend that Aces High occupy a high place on the reading lists of current Airmen. Yenne tells an adventure story about P pilots Richard Bong and Thomas McGuire—two leading American aces, both of them recipients of the Medal of Honor—who flew in the Southwest Pacific and died at age Buy Ki Oscar Aces of World War 2 (Aircraft of the Aces) by Ichimura, Hiroshi, Laurier, Jim (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible  › History › Military History › Armed Forces.It served in all theaters- Europe, the Med, Africa, the mid East, Malta, India, Burma and in the Southwest Pacific.

Many aces had much success with this plane. This is a typical Ospery book with the usual lack of information on the performance and specifications of the craft. But it is the usual well written and documented book with a logical  › History › Military History › Armed Forces.